Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler invites nominations, inquiries and applications for the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dean serves as Chief Academic Officer responsible for executive management of the College and its full range of programs and initiatives. With 9 academic departments, 109 full-time faculty, and nearly 1,900 students, including over 200 graduate students. The College of Arts and Sciences is one of the largest colleges at the University, conferring about 350 bachelors’ and masters’ degrees annually in 16 different majors, and serving nearly 5,000 undergraduate students each year in their core curricula. The successful candidate will be a visionary, entrepreneurial and dynamic leader who can shape, articulate, lead and implement the purposeful and engaging mission of the College, setting the scholarly and pedagogical direction, and spearheading academic and research initiatives.
Successful candidates will have:
- A terminal degree in one of the disciplines represented by the College of Arts and Sciences;
- Academic credentials to qualify for tenure and the rank of full professor;
- Developed a nationally recognized record of scholarly and/or creative achievement;
- Evidence of excellence in academic administration at the level of department chair or higher, including faculty development, academic assessment, and management of financial resources;
- Demonstrated ability to build trust through collaborative decision-making with internal and external constituencies, embracing shared governance, and commitment to academic freedom; and,
- Dynamic fundraising skills and experience collaborating with Advancement staff to acquire support from public and private sources.
About the University
The University of Texas at Tyler is an emerging force in Texas higher education, with a national reputation in high-demand ﬁelds such as Business and Nursing. The University’s 10,000 students attend classes on a tree-laden campus nestled around twin lakes while gaining the knowledge and expertise needed to build successful careers in six academic colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology, Education & Psychology, Engineering, Nursing & Health Sciences, and the new Fisch College of Pharmacy. With new leadership and an innovative strategic plan, The University of Texas at Tyler is poised to continue on its path as one of the fastest-growing universities in Texas. The city around the University is also expanding, with strong economic and population growth. Tyler’s museums, ﬁne arts venues, and prevalence of dining options serve both the Tyler metropolitan area (population 220,000) and the entire East Texas region (population 800,000+). Tyler is located an hour and a half from the Dallas and Shreveport metropolitan areas, and three hours from Houston. For more information, please visit www.uttyler.edu.
Appointment and Application Information
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Nominations are welcome. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 22, 2018. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates may apply at https://www.uttyler.edu/human-resources/prospective-employees/employment-application.php.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Women and Minorities are Strongly Encouraged to Apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.